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What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn a variety of weather-related terms like hurricane, snowflake, tornado, and breeze. They'll also hear explanations and watch demonstrations on constellations and the phases of the moon, how hail, lightening, and rain are formed, and what makes wind.
Ease of Play
A hand icon help kids know where to tap, though it's not always clear what kids should do in the games.
Violence & Scariness
Kids see wind and some cartoon destruction after Harold Hurricane gets so mad that he causes a hurricane.
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Is It Any Good?
Kids go on a fun adventure in this clever way to learn about weather. Rudi Rainbow and his friends are a likable bunch who go hunting for Rudi's lost colors and play games and learn about the weather along the way. Each character is a whimsical version of something weather-related, like Susie Sun, Betty Breeze, or Henry Hailstone. The weather phenomena in Rudi Rainbow - Children's Book are explained in kid-friendly words and accompanied by simple graphics. The interactive elements are fairly basic: Kids can swipe left and right to look around each scene, sometimes tapping on things can make something happen, and kids must tap arrows to continue the story. The six games are seamlessly woven into the storyline, but they also require minimal interaction. It's nice that kids have the option to do the whole story from start to finish, or jump directly to any chapter, game, or learning section.
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